Analog Return Receiver - RFoG


About the Product

The PBN AIMA3000 RRAG series Analog Return Receiver - RFoG are designed for multi-service operators to increase network return capacity and meet an ever-growing demand for bandwidth, while minimizing physical headend space and increasing power efficiency.

The RRAG is designed to plug into PBN's latest generation Advanced Intelligent Multi-Service Headend Platform (AIMA3000). The RRAG is specially designed to accommodate low power optical input as low as -28 dBm. The RRAG incorporates four independent optical returnpath receivers that operate at wavelengths between 1260-1620 nm. The design allows up to 64 independent receivers in 4 RU of space. The user can set each receiver individually for manual gain control (MGC) mode. The unit has a low noise profile and high-performance amplifiers to ensure good signal-to-noise ratio as well as low distortion characteristics. The RRAG is compatible with RFoG ONU (R-ONU) as well as PBN micro nodes DPON. With versatile RF outputs, the RRAG is flexible for various headend configurations.

The RRAG can also be conveniently monitored and controlled through a computer connected to one of the Ethernet ports via the ASMM module. All module settings are retained in non-volatile memory to ensure trouble-free operation. Bulk updating is possible using PBN's NMSE web-based management system.

  • Upstream bandwidth 5 - 204 MHz with EuroDOCSIS and DOCSIS 3.0 support
  • RF output 48 dBmV with a -20 dBm optical input and an OMI of 10%
  • 1260 - 1620 nm operating wavelength, to suit CWDM, DWDM, and RFoG applications
  • Wide optical input from -28 dBm to -12 dBm
  • 19-inch 4RU chassis supports up to 16 Application Modules
  • A single RRAG module has 4 optical inputs; a full chassis supports up to 64 channels
  • Real-time alarm monitoring
  • Remote firmware upgrade and auto upload/download of configuration files through ASMM web interface or using PBN's NMSE
  • Plug-and-play hot-swappable
  • Easy to install, with blind mate RF connectors
  • Independent RF test points for ease of setup and maintenance
  • A single receiver consumes less than 2 W of power
  • Fully FCC, CE, and RCM compliant
Optical Performance 
Optical wavelength   1260 nm to 1620 nm
Optical inputs -28 dBm to -12 dBm
Optical return loss > 50 dB
Optical connector 4×SC/APC (1) ,FC/APC, LC/APC, E2000/APC
RF Performance
RF bandwidth 5 MHz to 204 MHz
RF output level (2) 27 dBmV (87 dBuV)
RF flatness ±0.75 dB
Gain range 0-45 dB( default 30dB)
RF impedance 75 Ω
RF return loss > 18 dB
Receiver isolation > 65 dB
RF test point relative
to RF output port
-20 dB ± 1 dB
RF connectors 4 x GSK-type female
RF test points 4 x Mini-SMB
Alarms and laser status  Front-panel LEDs, SNMP Traps
Equivalent Input Noise Current 1.5 pA/sqr(Hz)
Link Performance 
CNR >43dB@-15dBm,6%OMI
IMD2 >61dB@-15dBm,6%OMI
NPR@-21dBm >30dB(dynamic range over 15dB)
Power supply Powered via AIMA3000 backplane
Power consumption < 18 W
Operating temperature  -5 ℃ to +55℃
Storage temperature -20 ℃ to +70 ℃
Dimensions (WxDxH) 24.6 x 410 x 152.5 mm
Weight 0.87 kg
Supported network management options PBN's NMSE or through ASMM's Web Interface

(1) Standard option. Contact a PBN Sales Representative for availability of other options.
(2) Measured in a typical system with a -21 dBm optical input, an OMI of 6%, and gain set to 30 dB (the stated RF output level may differ with other optical input levels). And dBuV= 60 + dBmV.

A-RRAG-[X] -[Y]-[Z]

Analog Return Receiver - RFoG


X Optical ports
Q Quad (4)
Y Optical Connector Type









Z Bandwidth
20 5 ~ 204 MHz (Standard for RFoG)

 * Standard option. Contact a PBN Sales Representative for availability of other options.

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